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Announcing One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem by Neil Tennant

July 31, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

Tags: Neil Tennant, One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem, Pet Shop Boys

Faber are proud to announce One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem by Neil Tennant, to be published on 1 November 2018.

Over a career that spans four decades and thirteen studio albums with Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant has consistently proven himself to be one of the most distinctive of contemporary lyricists. One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem presents an overview of his considerable achievement as a chronicler of modern life: the romance, the break-ups, the aspirations, the changing attitudes, the history, the politics, the pain.

The landscape of Tennant’s lyrics is recognisably British in character: restrained and preoccupied with the mundane, occasionally satirical, yet also yearning for escape and theatrical release. Often surprisingly revealing, this volume is contextualised by a personal commentary on each lyric and an introduction by the author, which give a fascinating insight into the process and genesis of his writing.

Neil Tennant is one half of the electronic pop music duo, Pet Shop Boys, who have had four number one singles, released thirteen albums, written a musical and a ballet and toured the world several times. In the early eighties Neil was assistant editor of Smash Hits magazine.

One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem by Neil Tennant is available to pre-order now and is published on 1 November 2018, £14.99 hardback, £12.99 ebook.